Guwahati, the largest city of Assam and the northeastern region, is a major metropolis of eastern India and one of the fastest developing cities of India. Guwhati was historically known as Pragjyotishpura. Located on the banks of River Brahmaputra, Guwahati is an enchanting city that is truly a reflection of the diversity of not only the state but also the region. Guwahati is colorful as it is the nerve-centre of cultural, commercial and religious activities. People belonging to different ethnicity, religions and regions have been staying in Guwahati for decades, making it all the more bright and colorful.
Guwahati tourism has a lot in terms of tourist places for discerning travelers. A trip to Guwahati in incomplete without visiting the famous Kamakhya Temple. Tourists can also catch a glimpse of the majestic Sariaghat Bridge from the banks of the River Brahmaputra. One must also visit the Assam State Museum, Guwahati Planetarium and the several temples adorning the city.
Since Guwahati is the nerve-centre of the north eastern region, it is a commercially vibrant city. From having the largest railway station in the region to the only international airport, Guwahati has it all. Guwahati is also the connecting city to other states of the region such as the state of Meghalaya. Educationally too, Guwahati is well-placed in the Indian educational map having its own Indian Institute of Technology. Recently the Tata Institute of Social Sciences has also opened its north-eastern branch in the city. International schools and reputed colleges further enrich the educational scenario of the state. Culturally too the city has always held its name with pride. The Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra is the cultural centre of the city which celebrates Bihu and other festivals with gusto.
Guwahati experiences a moderate climate throughout the year with the average temperature lingering around 30 degrees Celsius to 19 degrees Celsius. The city enjoys three distinct climates – summers, monsoons and winters.